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Kindergarten all day

Kindergarten all day

Parents can register their children for all-day Kindergarten programs at eight local schools, the province announced Tuesday. MPP Bill Mauro (Thunder Bay – Atikokan) made the provincial announcement at St. Vincent School Tuesday.
Golf debate

Golf debate

When budget talks resume next month, the city’s golf courses will be a heated part of the conversation.

Minister leaves as McGuinty prepares cabinet shuffle

Another Ontario cabinet minister is leaving the provincial legislature for municipal politics. The Canadian Press reports that former minister Jim Watson will quit cabinet and resign as an Ontario MPP shortly to run for mayor of Ottawa.

Despite report, minister plans to run in 2011

A report that states Michael Gravelle may not run in the 2011 provincial election is completely false, the cabinet minister says.
Quit-smoking contest returns

Quit-smoking contest returns

Jason Bociurko decided to quit smoking in 1995. Trouble is, seven years later, he was still puffing away, knowing the habit was slowly killing him. He tried nicotine gum, he tried nicotine patches and he tried the cold turkey route several times.

New Judge appointed

Justice Joyce Elder is now a judge for the Ontario Court of Justice. The local lawyer was sworn in at a ceremony at the Superior Courthouse on Monday. The room was filled with supporters from her family and friends to fellow colleagues and judges.
Airline announces layoffs

Airline announces layoffs

Wasaya Airways will layoff between 20 and 25 of its employees, affecting operations in Thunder Bay, Winnipeg and Timmins. "Wasaya Airways is not immune to the recent economic downturn," said the airline’s president Tom Morris.
Wrong Ward?

Wrong Ward?

Trevor Giertuga says just because for the past year-and-a-half he hasn’t lived in the McIntyre Ward he was elected to serve doesn’t mean it’s been neglected at City Hall.
Sober thoughts

Sober thoughts

High school students aren’t pulling punches in a drama production against drunk driving. St. Patrick High School's Grade 12 drama class, in partnership the Thunder Bay District Health Unit, has started its performance of Smashed .

Police investigate attempted sexual assault

Police are looking for two men who may have prevented a sexual assault. Thunder Bay Police Service officers are investigating an incident that took place just after midnight Sunday in the County Park Area.